Friday, September 27th 2013

XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Pictured

Although Radeon R9 280X has a lot in common with Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD's AIB partners are expected to come up with entirely new board designs. A case in point is the XFX Double Dissipation card, pictured below. While we don't know if XFX is recycling PCB designs over from the HD 7970 GHz Edition, the cooler certainly looks new, with its tall and chunky aluminium fin heatsink that's fed by copper heat-pipes, and a pair of 100 mm fans. Its box speaks of an "unlocked voltage" feature.

Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti XTL" silicon, Radeon R9 280X features 2,048 GCN stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. The GPU is expected to be clocked a notch above 1.00 GHz on XFX' card, and the memory around 6.40 GHz. Slated for October 3rd, the card is expected to be priced anywhere between $299 and $329.

Source: VideoCardz
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55 Comments on XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Pictured

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
by: FreedomEclipse
There was a time when XFX was fine with you removing the cooler, even for Euro customers. They have decent cards but their euro support is lacking.

the thermal paste they use on their GPUs isnt very good quality either, I wanted to remove the coolers off one of my 6970s because 80'c+ under load is too hot IMO even though its within the cards safe operating temps. So they asked me to RMA it.... to which of course i said no.
yeah i know, but as i just been informed maybe you should cheeck if the warranty has changed for you too.

And yes i am not a fan of the paste that was used although i only used thee default cooler for a week lol.

by: Casecutter
Not sure what your statement is indicating... This might be able to get the lifetime but the double lifetime I believe is gone?

"If you register any of the specified products noted above online within 30 days of purchase, your limited warranty will be EXTENDED for the duration of your life. Registration within 30 days of the date of purchase is a condition precedent to receiving the lifetime warranty."
http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support/WarrantyInformation.aspx

You should know that as you wrote a post on this article.
http://www.techpowerup.com/159346/xfx-discontinues-double-lifetime-warranty-with-new-radeon-graphics-cards.html

The limited hardware warranty for selected Graphics Cards may only be transferred to one owner after the original owner. The following Graphics Cards are eligible: ALL XFX Radeon HD 6000, HD 5000, HD 4000 Series Graphics Cards.


Today I'd buy an HIS... over XFX. :cool:
Going by that page there is only one warranty page now they used to have one for different countrys...

Not rally surprised it's change and even if it is just lifetime is there any other who would do that never mind lifetime of the person as life time is normally until they stop making the product. And their warranty still looks better than anyone else.

I will not be getting one for some time so things will look much clearer then.

HIS with their real crappy warranty what they doing these days 2 year at best ?. Shit screw that.
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#2
rangerone766
anything I buy is going to be put under water, so cooler is irrelevant to me. heck I wish we could buy then sans cooler at a discount. my trusty gtx 470 @900mhz core has served me quite a while. been wanting to upgrade for a while, just couldn't justify it.

if these clock well over-volted and under water, it may be my next gpu. lets hope.
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#3
Ralfies
I don't know anything about XFX products. But shitty or not, that is one sexy cooler.
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
Everyone deserves a second chance IMO, even XFX. Maybe they did some research this time, who knows?
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#5
Boilerhog
XFX warranty still rocks,IMO,i recently rma'd a pair of 9800 gtx+ that both had begun artifacting within a month of each other,,got back a pair of 6770's similar performance today I guess.maybe a little better,but who cares, evga no longer sells lifetime warranty products,so no matter who's reference cards I buy now..warranty is very limited..now if only some of my other lifetime cards would up an die.be right on..
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#6
Pedro Lisboa
XFX sucks

Some years ago my XFX 8800 ULTRA died with artefacts and when I sent the card to RMA they not gave me a new one,because it has 25 months and the guarantee only cover 24 months.
This year I sent to EVGA 2 GTX 580 with artefacts with 3 years and they sent me 2 new ones :toast:.
XFX sucks and EVGA makes a good work.
All my future cards will be from EVGA :rockout:.
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#7
Boilerhog
BANG HEAD HERE!.you only got 2 yrs warranty from xfx cause you failed to register on time.. your 580's were the last lifetime warranty cards that Evga put out, check their policy,,they claim they have lifetime products ,,they are A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX in model numbers , but they no longer produce those . 6,7,or titan series cards are KR suffix,providing a 3 year warranty standard,,,i have a boatload of evga cards ,all registered,many with lifetime warranty ,from my 7800GS AGP.to my 9800GX2,my 260's and 280 weren't lifetime.,480's were ASUS because of immediate availability,sad that EVGA went this route as i'm sure they lost sales ..XFX doesn't suck.they protect themselves..and still produce and sell some lifetime products..more than I can say for EVGA..though i'm still a fan..And I just read that XFX is slowly slipping out of lifetime warranty products.trying to minimize losses i'm sure..i miss "BOOM" "BFG TECH" "THE GAMERS CHOICE".. I have a bunch of their cards from back in the day,2 x 512 meg 6800 Ultra AT $1299.00 cad each ,anyone , besides me? sorry for large post ..its a large topic..

Evga produced mobo's with lifetime warranty aswell, my 680i's,780i FTW and several 790i ultra are lifetime .but nomore ,they Fumbled that ball aswell.. time to cookup some hardware and do some RMA's, me thinks,lol.
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
Cards die. All cards die, eventually. If yours are XFX's, and from 6 years ago, it doesn't say jacks*it about anything related to the company these days.
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#9
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Dj-ElectriC
Cards die. All cards die, eventually. If yours are XFX's, and from 6 years ago, it doesn't say jacks*it about anything related to the company these days.
Id say it does - thats a good card if its still running after 6 years. I have cards older then 6 years that arent worth anything these days but they are still running, My X850XTPE AGP is still good.

I have Geforce 2's and Matrox's that are still working fine but i dont use them for nothing other than keep them in a box of scrap/spare parts that i can fix up an older system should i ever pick one up and turn it into a NAS or something.
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#10
ThE_MaD_ShOt
I think this cooler is going to be alright as it is the heatpipe design and not the Vapor chamber. Also I never had a problem with xfx standing behind a warranty because of taking the hsf off the card. In fact they sent me a replacement Hsf one time for a 5770 I had that the fan went bad on. Instead of sending the just the fan I got the whole HSF under warranty and didn't have to rma the card. Which meant no down time for the cruncher it was in. I would be one to but there products just because of that experience with them. Also my next gpu purchase and probably all from here on out will be XFX cards.
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#11
Boilerhog
Why do all cards die? they don't ,,,I have cards spanning 20 years. I still have an ISA slot, Trident from 1994 that still works..pci 3DFX. agp,MX2, MX 400.fx 5200 ,fx5700 ultra .all still work.;.

Trollithia, where's that?.do a lot of TROLL's live there..we have trolls in Newfoundland, I troll sometimes..DOH! maybe I should get Ban for a while.lol..
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#12
Dj-ElectriC
The more complex the design - the bigger those chances are that it's life will end, in any form or way.

You completely disable a whole manufacture based on... statistics you fall into and say that you will use only EVGA. Don't turn yourself into a subject of mockery. Judge a product by it's own individual quality.

Same goes for people who say they will never use GIGABYTE or ASUS motherboards because once in 2005 a motherboard died on them.
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#13
The Terrible Puddle
The looks of this and the performance of a MSI cooler would make the perfect card.
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: The Terrible Puddle
The looks of this and the performance of a MSI cooler would make the perfect card.
why not just buy MSI? they make good cards
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#15
buildzoid
That cooler still looks badly designed for cooling because if there are fins everywhere under the shroud there is either 50% more fins than nescessary or 75% less fan than nescessary the first isn't to big a deal but the second option would mean that this cooler is a disaster. And no I didn't pixel measure the photos to get my numbers I'm just estimating by comparing the size of the fans to the size of the shroud. I also hope that the to edge of the card is open so that the hot air has somewhere to go.
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#16
Boilerhog
by: The Terrible Puddle
he looks of this and the performance of a MSI cooler would make the perfect card.
MSI ,must have changed their cooler manufacturer, way back ,MSI were junk coolers, die cast material with a little shit fan,i've changed cooloers on an fx5200.a 5700LE,, a 6800 gt a couple of 6600 gt ,one just last year. put an nv silencer on a 6600 gt,All MSI. oh a radeon 9600 pro ,got fitted with an ATI silencer ., one time, that wasn't MSI ,but I can't recall any others..and I have a lot of cards both ATI/AMD and even more NVidia based.getting a little off topic though .sorry..
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#17
Boilerhog
So back on topic.i need reviews to make a correct opinion,what looks pretty enough, very nice actually.but from a tradesmans perspective, where does the heat come out?that little xfx cutout at the back? around the shroud somewhere inside the case ? anyone?as i'm sure it must generate some heat..it will be a first if it doesn't
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Boilerhog
So back on topic.i need reviews to make a correct opinion,what looks pretty enough, very nice actually.but from a tradesmans perspective, where does the heat come out?that little xfx cutout at the back? around the shroud somewhere inside the case ? anyone?as i'm sure it must generate some heat..it will be a first if it doesn't
bit of a bum question - Same as any other cooler of similar design - a little gets dumped outside the case but most of it is inside so a case with good airflow would be useful. judging buy the fins on the heatsink which are horizontal instead of vertical like some of the coolers used by MSi and Sapphire - air will be dispersed around the edges of the card where the shroud doesnt cover.
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#19
Boilerhog
I looked at the pics and it looks like the shroud closes the card in pretty tight.the side visable anyway. but yeah like my dcii asus 4gig 670's dump a lot of heat in the case . my corsair flow pro lights on mem .heat sensors turn red when case is closed, and that's an obsidian 800D , big case,well vented..
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Boilerhog
I looked at the pics and it looks like the shroud closes the card in pretty tight.the side visable anyway. but yeah like my dcii asus 4gig 670's dump a lot of heat in the case . my corsair flow pro lights on mem .heat sensors turn red when case is closed, and that's an obsidian 800D , big case,well vented..
you obviously didnt look carefully - Look at the second pic again, some of the heatpipes and fins from the heatsink are exposed and you can see them, My guess is its the same for the otherside too.

The should doesnt close around the card 'tight' there are still gaps where the hot air escapes around the card. you really need to look more carefully
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#21
EarthDog
by: Boilerhog
I looked at the pics and it looks like the shroud closes the card in pretty tight.the side visable anyway. but yeah like my dcii asus 4gig 670's dump a lot of heat in the case . my corsair flow pro lights on mem .heat sensors turn red when case is closed, and that's an obsidian 800D , big case,well vented..
The 800D has terrible airflow. I wouldn't remotely call that thing well vented with technically one intake. :confused:
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#22
The Terrible Puddle
by: FreedomEclipse
why not just buy MSI? they make good cards
Already run two 580 Lightning in my main rig, but doesn't beat this card aesthetically.
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#23
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: The Terrible Puddle
Already run two 580 Lightning in my main rig, but doesn't beat this card aesthetically.
Who cares about aesthetics when the 79xx Double Dissipation cooler is about as efficient as a fart in a sieve?
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#25
AsRock
TPU addict
by: RCoon
Who cares about aesthetics when the 79xx Double Dissipation cooler is about as efficient as a fart in a sieve?
Well this is not a 79xx dissipation cooler is it now, actually looks like they put more effort in it i guess time will tell just remember though there is a lot of people who don't have good cooling in their cases and think they can just put in their system and every thing be ok.

And looks like it might be made some thing like the scythe musashi which was awesome cooler. How ever this one looks like it's split in to so might work even better,

Scythe USA SCVMS-1000 Sleeve VGA Cooler - Newegg.c...
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